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  • Vintage Ovation Glen Campbell Guitars

    Looking for any early model Ovation Glen Campbell guitars-12 string or 6-string models. If you have one for sell or know someone that does, please contact me with as much info as possible. Thanks.

  • #2
    Now you tell me - 35 years later.

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    • #3
      This fellow has a 40th anniv 6 & 12 string for sale on Craigslist here in the metro DC area.

      See if this link works...

      http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/msg/544336232.html
      R.I.P. TAH & Dak

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      • #4
        Here's his link to the six stringer...

        http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/msg/544334000.html

        Whos Glen Campbell? (jus kiddin)
        R.I.P. TAH & Dak

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        • #5
          nice specimens.
          My Guitars

          Bellevue,WA

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          • #6
            Just curious....

            Why specifically Glen Campbell Ovations, if I might ask?

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            • #7
              They were "the" guitars to have in the early 70's. Glenn Campbell endorsed them and he was, well, a celebrity. My brother had the six string. I played it quite a bit and we both agreed that it sounded like it was in the next room when played. They did not come with on-boards at that time so there was no augmenting/escaping the sound, or lack thereof. Plus, Cat Stevens and other celebs played Ovations and the guitar was pretty cool to look at. The Glenn Campbell model is just another collector git at this point. My brother paid under $400.00 for it, w/HSC, in 1973. I went with him to the shop when he bought it.

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              • #8
                They were "the" guitars to have in the early 70's. Glenn Campbell endorsed them and he was, well, a celebrity. My brother had the six string. I played it quite a bit and we both agreed that it sounded like it was in the next room when played. They did not come with on-boards at that time so there was no augmenting/escaping the sound, or lack thereof. Plus, Cat Stevens and other celebs played Ovations and the guitar was pretty cool to look at. The Glenn Campbell model is just another collector git at this point. My brother paid under $400.00 for it, w/HSC, in 1973. I went with him to the shop when he bought it.


                Yes, I remember the Glen Campbell git craze when I was young. We were all great fans of his and all wanted Ovations just like he had. (Still thanking my lucky stars I never talked my mom into one.)

                Since I don't pay much (if any) to Ovations, I hadn't realized these models had achieved "collector status" so to speak. To each his/her own.

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                • #9
                  Glen Campbell Rules!
                  Last edited by Fred Fartboski : Today at...

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                  • #10
                    Guys like Glen Campbell really popularized the Ovation. I remember late '70s if you played live it was the guitar to have.
                    You even see Jim Croce playing Ovations in a few videos and photos before the became really popular. Probably would have been a Croce edition if it weren't for his plane crash.
                    My Myspace Page

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                    • #11
                      Glen Campbell Rules!


                      What a waste of a talented musician.

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                      • #12
                        He found "dummy dust" like many found-money celebs do.

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                        • #13
                          What a waste of a talented musician.


                          Musicians have their ups and downs. Looks like Campbell's still going strong:
                          http://www.huliq.com/46756/original-rhinestone-cowboy-sydney-orchestra-go-country

                          Last edited by Fred Fartboski : Today at...

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                          • #14
                            Looking for any early model Ovation Glen Campbell guitars-12 string or 6-string models. If you have one for sell or know someone that does, please contact me with as much info as possible. Thanks.


                            Had one of each...the 6-string was pretty nice, but the 12-string wasn't very good at all, due the necks on the original 12ers being very weak, so almost all would bow even w/ fairly light strings tuned down a whole step...avoid any Ovation w/ the 12-fret body joint/slotted head.

                            Possibly the reissues don't have this problem, but I can't say for sure.

                            I gave my 6-string to my cousin for his ministry work and it's still very playable, strung .012 - .053, almost 30 years since I first bought it (think it's a '74 model that I bought used.)

                            Both of mine had the P/U and original preamp, but I suspect they were retrofitted before I bought 'em, presumably by Ovation at the request of the original owner...I assumed, up until recently, that they came stock w/ these from the factory, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
                            God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                            • #15
                              Musicians have their ups and downs. Looks like Campbell's still going strong:
                              http://www.huliq.com/46756/original-rhinestone-cowboy-sydney-orchestra-go-country



                              Thanks for that, Fred. Refreshing that he's somehow turned his life back around for the good. (At least I hope so!)

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